Hanover College’s men’s lacrosse team lost to Carthage College (Wis.), 15-3, in a Midwest Lacrosse Conference clash, Friday, March 29, at L.S. Ayres Field.
Sophomore midfielder Luke Karnick (Indianapolis, Ind.) scored twice and classmate Nick Hermes (Grayslake, Ill.) also tallied a goal for Hanover, which dipped to 2-6 overall and 1-3 in the league with the setback.
Carthage outshot the Panthers, 87-16, including a 43-8 margin in the first half when the Red Men built an 8-0 lead.
Sophomore goaltenders Addison Sears (Louisville, Ky.) and Branden Geyer (Centerville, Ohio) combined for 29 saves. Sears, who played the first 30 minutes, had 16. Geyer posted 13 saves in the second half.
Karnick scored twice in opening two minutes of the second half to trim the deficit to 8-2. Carthage, however, countered with five straight goals to extend the margin to 13-2 with a minute left in the third period.
Hermes scored with just six seconds left in the frame to get Hanover within 13-3 three-quarters of the way through the contest.
The Red Men (6-2; 1-0 MLC) worked the clock through much of the fourth quarter and added two goals for the final tally.
The Panthers turned the ball over 43 times, converted 12-of-38 clearing opportunities, earned 8-of-21 face-offs and picked up 28 ground balls to Carthage’s 53.
Junior attacker Chris Baney (Lexington, Ky.) led the squad with five ground balls, while junior midfielder Derek Coe (Lake Orion, Mich.) had four.
Published Friday, March 29, 2013